Dautzenlein Publications announces the release of its most recent eBook – The Curious Disappearance of Fort Buffington.
The Curious Disappearance of Fort Buffington explores information, some known and some hypothesized or speculated, surrounding one of the infamous lost Cherokee “Removal” forts – Fort Buffington. Fort Buffington was one of the starting points of the Trail of Tears. There are over 40 illustrations, photos, and maps to assist the reader in the search for this lost piece of history.
The fort is just one piece of a complex pattern of dots and lines that form a bigger picture. Fort Buffington is a haunting element of an entire, almost hidden or perhaps purposefully ignored, period of American history.
Fort Buffington is a symbol. Symbols capture our attention and pique our curiosities as they act to provide something we can see and touch about a subject otherwise lost or vaguely remembered. Symbols are links to our pasts and objects of wonderment, and as many of us have experienced, lost things almost demand that they be found so there can be some kind of closure.
While Fort Buffington is one of those symbols or artifact of this whole subject, interesting in and of itself, we invite you to use it as a starting point for a continuing adventure. Read, discover, make your own observations, and form your conclusions about Fort Buffington and the people connected to this whole period of American history.
- What factors came together to cause the fort to be built in the first place?
- Did you know that at one time there was an entire autonomous “foreign” nation that existed fully inside the borders of the United States?
- What did Fort Buffington look like?
- What can we learn and discern by studying old maps of the area?
- How could Fort Buffington and about 25 other forts and encampments, used as collection points from which to remove the Cherokee Native Americans from the Cherokee Nation, just disappear?
- How can you can be part of the discovery process and perhaps uncover information that could help locate the lost Fort Buffington or bring about more knowledge of its history?
This eBook is available for smartphone, tablet, kindle, and computer. Available here.
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